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Staff Profile For Prof Ian Gadd

Professor in English Literature. School of Humanities and Cultural Industries.

MA [Edinburgh], M.St. [Oxford], D.Phil. [Oxford].

Personal Statement:

President of SHARP ( )
General Editor of Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift

Ian specialises in the literature and history of the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He considers himself to be both a bibliographer and book historian. He is particularly interested in the ways in which printed texts were produced and circulated, and the economics of the early modern English book trade as well as the critical editing of literary and non-literary works from that period. He also has broader research interests in the cultural history of early modern London.

Ian co-edited Jonathan Swift's _English Political writings, 1711-14_ (Cambridge University Press, 2008) as part of a new critical edition of Swift's complete works; in 2007, he was made Textual Advisor to this project, and in 2009, General Editor. He is co-editing three further volumes in the series.

He edited volume one of a new four-volume _The History of Oxford University Press_, under the general editorship of Professor Simon Eliot, the first three volumes of which were published in November 2013.

In 2008, he and Professor Gabriel Egan began collaboration on a project to create a Virtual Printing Press: He has published articles on London history and the English book trade, and has co-edited a collection of essays on the important sixteenth-century London figure, John Stow; he has also co-edited two collections of essays on guilds in the early modern period.

As part of the Book, Text and Place 1500-1750 research group at Bath Spa, Ian has co-organised two international conferences, spoken at several international conferences, supervised to successful completion a PhD student working on orality, literacy and the early modern stage and is currently supervising another PhD student working on a critical edition on Samuel Rowley's 1605 play _When You See Me, You Know Me_. In addition, he is supervising PhDs on the writer William Hayley as well as a Creative Writing PhD. He has also established links with ProQuest, Bath Central Library, Bath University Library, the Bodleian Library, the British Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Stationers' Company in order to draw on their collections for research-related teaching.

Ian completed his D.Phil. at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1999. He was Munby Fellow in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge for 1999-2000 and was a Research Editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography at the University of Oxford between 2000 and 2002. He was appointed lecturer at Bath Spa University in 2002. Since 1996, he has edited HoBo (a website dedicated to the 'history of the book' as a field of study), hosted by the University of Oxford:

Ian was awarded a Bath Spa University sabbatical for 2010-2011. From January to August 2011, he was based at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, as the Director of a semester-long seminar on the Stationers' Company, and the Charlton Hinman Research Fellow. He was appointed as Professor in 2011.

He is currently chair of Commons People, the user group for the new Commons building on campus, and has been recently appointed as Academic Director of GALA (the Global Academy of Liberal Arts):

Professional Qualifications:

2006 Professional Development Certificate in E-Learning, Netskills, Univesity of Newcastle
2005 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education certification, Bath Spa University
2005 'Rising Star' Teaching Fellow, Bath Spa University
2000 D.Phil, University of Oxford

Membership of Professional Bodies/Subject Associations:

Ian is an active contributor to the following learned societies and professional bodies:--

The SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF AUTHORSHIP, READING AND PUBLISHING (SHARP) is an international organisation supporting the study of the 'history of the book' with over 1000 members:
* President 2013-
* Vice-President 2009-13
* Recording Secretary and member of SHARP's Executive Council 2003-2009
* Member of programme committee, SHARP Annual Conference 2007, University of Minnesota, USA
* Member of organising committee, SHARP Annual Conference 2008, Oxford Brookes University
* European Reviews Editor for SHARP News, its quarterly newsletter, 2000-2006
* Speaker at 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 annual conference
* Panel organisers at 2004 annual conference

The OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, founded in 1922, supports those interested in manuscripts, printed books and the arts and trades connected with them, through lectures, visits and publications:
* Official member of Council 2011-
* Council member 2000-2003
* Webmaster since 2001

He is also a member of the following scholarly organisations: London Bibliographical Society; Cambridge Bibliographical Society; Bibliographical Society of America; Bibliographical Society of Virginia; British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Teaching Specialism:

Early modern English Literature
Early modern English book trade
History of the book
Editorial practice and theory
E-learning and digital humanities

Currently supervising the following PhD projects:
* A critical edition of Samuel Rowley's _When you see me, you know me_ (1605)
* A digital biography of William Hayley, 1745-1820
* William Holburne as a book collector
* "The Book of Astolat" (Historical Novel), plus "The Call to Adventure: the Twelfth-Century Grail Story's Impact on Contemporary Narratives". [Creative Writing PhD]

Key Publications/Exhibitions/Performances:

2011: Charlton Hinman Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
2010-2011: Bath Spa University sabbatical
2008-2009: Katharine F. Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship in the History of the Book, London Bibliographical Society. Project: The Stationers' Company and the Universities, 1580s-1780s
2005: AHRB Research Leave Award. Project: A Critical Edition of Jonathan Swift's Political Writings 1711-14
2003, 2007, 2009: British Academy Overseas Conference Grants

'"A suitable remedy"? Regulating the printing press, 1553-1558', for _1556-1557: The Crucible of English Confessional Conflict_, ed. Elizabeth Evenden (Ashgate)

Editor and contributor of three chapters, _The History of Oxford University Press: beginnings to 1780_ (Oxford University Press)

'"At four shillings per year, paying one quarter in hand": Reprinting Swifts Examiner in Dublin, 1710-11', _Reading Swift: Sixth Muenster Symposium on Jonathan Swift_, ed. Kirsten Juhas, Hermann J. Real, and Sandra Simon (Wilhelm Fink)

'"Leaving the Printer to his Liberty": Swift and the London book trade, 170114', _Jonathan Swift and the eighteenth-century book_, ed. Paddy Bullard and James McLaverty (Cambridge University Press).

Nine entries (including a long composite entry on members of the booktrade) for the Milton Encyclopedia, edited by Professor Tom Corns (Yale University Press)

Editor, _The History of the Book in the West, 1455-1700_ (Ashgate)

Sixteen entries for the _Oxford Companion to the Book_, edited by Michael Suarez and Henry Wouhuysen (Oxford University Press)

'The use and misuse of Early English Books Online', _Literature Compass_, 6: 680-692

Co-editor (with Professor Bertrand Goldgar, Lawrence University, USA), _Jonathan Swift, English Political Writings 1711-14_ (Cambridge University Press)

Co-author (with Dr Patrick Wallis, London School of Economics), 'The politics of regulation: from local to national guilds in England', in _Guilds and economy in Europe 1400-1800_, edited by S.R. Epstein and M. Prak, (Cambridge University Press)

'[Review of] D.F. McKenzie and Maureen Bell, A Chronology and Calendar of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)', _Journal of the Printing Historical Society_, new series, 11: 97-100.

Co-editor (with Dr Patrick Wallis, London School of Economics), _Guilds and Associations in Europe_ (Centre for Metropolitan History)

'From Printing Type to Blackboard: Teaching History of the Book to Literary Undergraduates in a "New" UK University', in _Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History_, ed. Ann S. Hawkins (Pickering and Chatto)

Biographical entries on a dozen members of the English book trade, _Oxford Dictionary of National Biography_ (Oxford University Press)

Co-editor (with Dr Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto), _John Stow (1525-1605) and the making of the English past: essays in early modern culture and the history of the book_ (British Library)

Co-author (with Dr Meraud Grant Ferguson, Oxford University Press), 'Stow and the Stationers' in _John Stow (1525-1605) and the making of the English past: essays in early modern culture and the history of the book_ (British Library)

'Were books different? Locating the Stationers' Company in Civil War London, 1640-1645' in _Institutional Culture in Early Modern Europe_, edited by Anne Goldgar and Robert Frost (Brill)

'Hunting down John Wolfe for the New DNB', in R. Myers, M. Harris and G. Mandelbrote, eds., _Lives in print: biography and the book trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st century_ (British Library)

Co-editor (with Dr Patrick Wallis, London School of Economics), _Guilds, society and economy in London, 1450-1800_ (Centre for Metropolitan History)

'Early printed histories of the London livery companies' in _Guilds, society and economy in London, 1450-1800_

'Members of the Pewterers' Company in 1641 and 1650-1', _Journal of the Pewter Society_ 15:, 17-28

* 2008 SHARP annual conference (5 days), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
* 2007 Teaching Book History symposium (1 day), Institute of English Studies, London
* 2007 London in Text and History conference (3 days), Jesus College, Oxford
* 2007 EEBO and Early Modern Studies, panel, RSA conference, Miami, USA
* 2005 Early English Books Online (EEBO) in research and teaching conference (2 days), Bath Spa University
* 2003 Guilds: London, England, Europe conference (1 day), Centre for Metropolitan History, London

Current Scholarship:

* Co-editor (with Bertrand Goldgar and Ian Higgins) of Jonathan Swift, _Political Writings 1701-11_ (Cambridge University Press)
* Co-editor (with Ian Higgins) of Jonathan Swift, _Writings on Religion and the Church to 1714_ (Cambridge University Press)
* Co-editor (with Ian Higgins) of Jonathan Swift, _Writings on Religion and the Church from 1714_ (Cambridge University Press)
* Co-editor (with Dr Peter Blayney) of _Liber A_, a key record of the London book trade, to be published by the London Bibliographical Society
* Monograph on the Stationers' Company in the seventeenth century

* Nov 2014 Future of Editing seminar, Oxford
* Mar 2014 Digital Resources for the Early Modern Book Trade workshop, Shakespeare Association of America, St Louis
* Mar 2014 Transforming the Early Modern Republic of Letters conference, Oxford
* Sep 2013 EEBO-TCP conference, Oxford
* Dec 2012 Teaching Book History symposium, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
* July 2012 Society for Renaissance Studies annual conference, Manchester
* Apr 2012 Presentation at the Stationers' Registers Reunited, Stationers' Hall, London
* Jul 2011 Keynote lecture, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing annual conference, Washington, D.C.
* Jul 2011 Friends of the Folger Shakespeare Library public lecture, Washington, D.C.
* Jun 2011 Sixth Muenster Symposium on Jonathan Swift, Muenster, Germany
* Feb 2011 History of Material Culture seminar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
* Jan 2011 Caxton Club, Chicago
* Sep 2010 Gathered Text symposium, University of Oxford

External Examiners:

2011-2014 MA in Early Modern English Literature: Text and Transmission, King's College, London

Other External Roles:

* President, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
* Member of Advisory Council, Institute of English Studies, London
* General Editor, Cambridge Complete Works of Jonathan Swift, Cambridge University Press
* Member, FutureBBTI working party
* Associate Editor (pre-1640 book trade), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2000-)
* Web-editor, HoBo website, a UK 'history of the book' website supported and hosted by the University of Oxford, (1996-)

* 2013 contributor, Early Modern Digital Agendas NEH summer workshop, Folger Shakespeare Library
* 2011 Seminar Director, 'Stationers' Company and the book trade 1557-1710', Folger Shakespeare Library
* 2010-11: Advisory Board Member, New Oxford Shakespeare
* 201013: Member of Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council
* 2006, 2007: Tutor, The Stationers' Company (week-long course), Rare Book School, University of Virginia

Recent Professional Updating:

September 2013: EEBO-TCP conference, Oxford (keynote)
July 2013: annual SHARP conference, Philadelphia (chair and organiser, final plenary panel)
December 2012: Teaching Book History symposium, Washington DC (presenting paper)

Last Updated: 08 March 2015.

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